Israeli startup Optima exhibited at ChipEx for the second time this year. In March of this year, Optima launched an industry redefining AutoCHIPTM product – a complete system for ISO 26226 certification, powered by the industry’s fastest fault simulator.
As the automotive industry continues it’s rapid growth in the amount of electronics in the car, the same rigor that is applied to the automotive industry in terms of it’s mechanical and overall safety is now being applied to the electronics that are used in cars. The ISO 26262 standard has defined an Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) – a risk classification scheme for functional safety. The ASIL is established by performing a risk analysis of a potential hazard by looking at the Severity, Exposure and Controllability of the vehicle operating scenario.
This level of rigor is new to the semiconductor industry and requires a significant time and resource investment to meet the safety goals defined by ISO 26262 and the four ASILs identified by the standard: ASIL A, ASIL B, ASIL C, ASIL D with the latter defining the highest integrity requirements on the product. In order to be complaint at these levels, the amount of simulation required can be in the order of years. “We have built the industry’s fastest tool to reach the safety goals required by the automotive industry”, said Optima CEO, Jamil Mazzawi, CEO of Optima. “This year at ChipEx 2016, our new company focus on Automotive was validated by the attendees’ interest in the ability of our technology and recognition of the need for such a disruption.”
ChipEx is considered the top semiconductor exhibition and conference at Israel with more than 1200 attendees and a rich array of technical tracks. Mr. Mazzawi gave a talk at the Chip Reliability technical track about “Self-driving Cars & Their Influence on the Automotive Semiconductor Industry”.
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